Editors’ Picks – 19th February

Written by Editor's Picks, Music

Each week, The Courier’s Music Editors are working with Newcastle Student Radio to bring you the best new tracks from the week before…

‘You Could Have Been The One’


After supporting The Hunna on their sold-our tour, Coasts are back with this tropically-tinged take on their infectious indie-rock sound. We covered their ever-so-slightly underwhelming Riverside gig in September last year but with this new sound is a huge step in the right direction.”

-Toby Bryant, The Courier

‘Getting Along’

The Magic Gang

Having seen these guys support Sundara Karma late last year, I knew they had potential. With this upbeat indie classic being the taster of their recently announced upcoming album, this new young band shows great promise for the future.

-Ally Wilson, The Courier



Australia is currently in the midst of a Renaissance of psychedelic music; this latest single from GUM (solo project of Jay Watson of Tame Impala and Pond) puts a futuristic and thoroughly infectious twist on the sound.

-Charlie Isaac, The Courier

‘Cheetah Tongue’

The Wombats

An NSR favourite, appearing on the weekly playlist almost instantly, The Wombats’ fourth album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life is worth the wait. These modern day anthems are sure to get stuck in your head, with first track on the album ‘Cheetah Tongue’ offering interesting psychedelic vibes.    

-Meg Smith, NSR

‘Surface to Air’

Django Django

‘Surface to Air’ is a synth-pop delight and definitely a stand-out track on Django Django’s third album Marble Skies. The song features the dreamy vocals of Self-Esteem – the first vocalist from outside of the band to feature in one of their tracks.        

-Amy Woods, NSR

Last modified: 14th February 2018

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